Programs and Services

Comprehensive Care for the Most Complex Health Conditions in Infants

Our Level IV Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team is specially trained and experienced to care for the most complex health conditions in infants.
Physicians with the Division of Allergy and Immunology offer services for the management of allergic disorders as well as for those with immunologic disorders.
Audiologists in the Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children’s provide newborn hearing screenings to infants admitted to the NICU. An auditory brainstem response (ABR) hearing screening is completed in about 10 minutes while the infant sleeps. A small earphone and three electrodes are utilized to stimulate and monitor the hearing nerve. This screening rules out any significant degree of hearing loss; it does not rule out a mild or progressive hearing loss.
The Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Center offers compassionate, expert care to infants diagnosed with BPD, also known as chronic lung disease in premature infants.
The Heart Institute cardiology experts deliver the highest quality of care for our newborns.
Specialists provide sibling support and education materials to facilitate transition to home. Child Life specialists also provide materials to support a developmentally appropriate environment for newborns.
The multidisciplinary Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Team has extensive training in evaluating and treating congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Cincinnati Children’s has been offering extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) since 1985 and was the 14th center in the nation to institute an ECMO program. Our ECMO team has treated more than 500 infants needing ECMO for respiratory and cardiac support.

For more information about the ECMO Program, contact:

Kim Burton, MSN, MBA, RNC 
ECMO Program Manager

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition's gastroenterologists work with NICU staff to diagnose and treat a variety of disorders.
The Division of Neurosurgery staff treats and coordinates multidisciplinary needs of our newborns when necessary, caring for more than 1,000 hospitalized patients each year.
The Division of Ophthalmology is one of the largest in the United States dedicated to the treatment of pediatric eye diseases in infants, children and adolescents, treating more than 22,000 patients a year.
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery consults and treats newborns for a variety of conditions, including brachial plexus, spine and limb deformities and congenital hand issues.
The Division of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery is internationally recognized for medical and surgical treatment of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the face and neck.
The Division of Pulmonary Medicine offers consultation, treatment and diagnostic testing for children with pediatric pulmonary diseases.
Our surgeons in the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery provide comprehensive general and specialized surgical treatment of a wide range of congenital (existing at birth) issues.
The Division of Urology staff manages a wide range of conditions from common concerns to the extremely rare and complex genitourinary abnormalities.

Support Services

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children's.
We know this may be a stressful time for you and your family, and we want to help in every way possible. Please learn more about the additional services that are available at Cincinnati Children’s. Support Services

Connecting With Your Newborn Through Books

Cincinnati Children’s is launching a new program to help parents connect and bond with their babies through books. The NICU Bookworm Program at Cincinnati Children’s will provide access to free books to families throughout their hospital stay. To donate new books, contact Monetary donations are also accepted online.